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Originally Posted by Malachor View Post
It's funny how someone outside of AMD and Intel can develop something that they can't even develop.
Or don't want to develope.

Large companies are never responsible for innovation.

The margins are too low.

They let someone else come up with the innovation (while 1000 others fail) then they buy them out.
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Or don't want to develope.

Large companies are never responsible for innovation.

The margins are too low.

They let someone else come up with the innovation (while 1000 others fail) then they buy them out.
Totally correct there.

My guess: He designed a compiler that identifies which functions share resources, and a simple threading layer in the kernel to direct the functions or threads to different cores. To get the best performance boost, it'd have to maintain dynamic counts of which cores are accessing what memory pages, and change its behaviour based on that. I'm guessing he uses ~4 of those 64 cores just to manage the other cores efficiently....but apparently it works.
     
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post #13 of 19
So one day he sat down and decided to make a supercomputer..
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post #14 of 19
maryland FTW, w00t.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Licht View Post
Like i said mostly handled by O/S anyways.
yeah that is already used in most current OS's
    
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post #16 of 19
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To control those processors, they have developed the crucial parallel computer organization that allows the processors to work together and make programming practical and simple for software developers.
Reverse HT???
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post #17 of 19
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Did he say practical AND simple? I can already see Intel knocking at his door, waving its fat checkbook in his face. Heh, .
I bet they already have... lol
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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Twinnuke View Post
I bet they already have... lol
...and threatened to firebomb his house if he doesnt use Intel chips
    
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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by Higgins View Post
...and threatened to firebomb his house if he doesnt use Intel chips
LOL good point.
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